Africa's Working

November 2006

Two workers gather artemesia annua plant seedlings
WHO/Stephenie Hollyman

Africa is finding African approaches to solving its health problems — that is the message of Africa's Working. This photo essay series was developed in concert with The Health of the People: The African Regional Health Report — the first comprehensive analysis of the state of the health of the 738 million people living in the WHO African Region.

The success stories chronicled in the series offer hope that over time the region can address the challenges it faces, given sufficient international support.

Kenya: electronic record-keeping saves lives
An electronic record-keeping system has revolutionized HIV care in western Kenya with timely medical tests and treatment for 40 000 patients

Kenya: a family's hope is renewed
Alex Odhiambo and his family benefit from timely HIV tests and care, thanks to the electronic record-keeping system introduced in Mosoriot

Rwanda: making roads safer
A road safety initiative launched in 2001 saves lives by enforcing traffic laws and reducing unsafe driving habits.

A young child sick with malaria Tanzania: planting the seeds of malaria control
Farmers in Tanzania now cultivate Artemisia annua, the extract of which is essential for producing the most effective available antimalarial drugs


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